Life here is getting real. In the last week I have had 2 Dr visits, 2 medical procedures, and have been trying to purchase and organize things for a freshman in her college dorm. Which also entails packing myself for a 14 hour drive to vacation so we are only 4.5 hours from taking said freshman to her new home, FGCU.
But first, the knitting, needless to say it has been SPARSE! But I did finish a hat and got a few more rows on my sweater vest.
The hat uses up some Ella Rae Classic Superwash leftover from previous hats, can you spot the mistake? I just bought more in the red and brown, plus cream, to make this year’s Christmas hats for the great nephews. Love that yarn! The vest is using my treasured stash of Alpaca with a Twist, sob, so sad they are no longer in business, I love Highlander!
So now the dirty stuff. I have been struggling with a hip issue since my mid 20’s. It was never an ongoing acute issue, so I just dealt with it. Tried meds, therapy, and just ignoring it. That don’t work. In May I really injured myself tripping, and the flare up was excruciating. I finally went to an ortho, and they did an X-ray. I know now I should have asked what they were X-raying. The PA decided I had a back issue, despite my complaining of my hip! Fast forward after 3 weeks of PT and no better, actually worse, an MRI I failed and an MRI I past, I finally saw a back Dr who told me, you have a hip issue. Well DUH! So, a cortisone injection yesterday, on top of a colonoscopy, and this girl is feeling NO pain!!! Well, with the help of a steroid and Tylenol 3. I no longer fear the 14 hour drive to Florida tomorrow. Except for the enforced sitting for 14 hours. Let’s just not discuss the other procedure, because they found 2 big polyps, so I am now on the 3 year cycle. UGH! But with a Mom who had colon cancer, it’s better to be safe. I am just hoping in 3 years they have an easier and less vomit inducing way to handle it.
And now the heart wrenching stuff, the last chick is flying the coup, well at least during the school year. But it is fraught with indecision and doubt. She is worried about the distance and leaving family and friends. She has already said when she is off school she is not coming home to our new location in Indy, she will come here. And she is thinking she will leave at Christmas and transfer somewhere closer to home, an Indiana school. While we are trying to convince her to give FGCU a full year’s audition, we want her to be happy and feel at home with her choice. She has to live it, so it must suit her. She loves FGCU, it’s just the doubt that weighs on her mind. Please say some prayers that she can make the right choice for her. On top of the heart is the financial reality of an out of state school. So she is facing big choices in the coming month. We would love if she transferred to UIndy, where our oldest is finishing her last year, but it isn’t in her heart, so we wait.
And now you have caught up with my wacky life, whether you wanted to or not! Thank you dear readers for always being such a bright spot in my life. I am so glad that no matter where I live, I can take you with me!!!